My company changed its policy to not let off days carry over into the next year. How the fuck is this shit legal.

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    *checks rants for clue to country*
    Yep, probably. Definitely not legal here though.
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    So what will they do? Not allow year to change? New year in February?
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    So did mine, real annoying since I usually spend a good chunk of my days off on both sides of the new year mark... They did announce it a good while in advance, but still, it's annoying.

    Days off should just be individual tokens earned as time goes and with individual expiration dates (I get that a company doesn't want to have its employees retain huge stocks of days off). Most companies use automated solutions to keep track of days off anyway, and most of that software is awfully outdated and could use an update; might as well update to a system that makes sense
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    Existentially? Bcause you have as a people agreed to sit by and let your benefits and quality of life die a death by a thousand cuts, rather than starting a movement to demand that the wealth be spread a little more evenly.

    As long as there are people who are willing to sacrifice themselves on the altar of the company's success, this will continue.
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    I really wonder in what country shit like this would be legal 🤔.
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    I think I carry over some of my days off from two years ago. I'm not sure how legal it is for the company to do it, but they don't make fuss if you don't spend all your days off through the year (and of course you don't lose them).
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    @kamen in Australia at least, they can force you to use them, but they can't write them off completely, annual leave just carries on until they are used or cashed out (depending on company).

    Really hoping mine gets it's act together and starts allowing the cash out part. I'm not going on holidays any time soon, and there's more risk on them carrying a high level of leave.
    They are paid out in full of you leave the job.
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    @C0D4 Where I am (Bulgaria) cash out seems to only be allowed if you're leaving the company with unused days off. I guess if it was otherwise, a lot of people would just not use their days off because of the money.
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    @kamen the cash out isn't usually for the standard 4 weeks.

    It's normally only done for high achievers to mitigate the heavy payout, instead of say giving someone 10+ weeks off, which is ridiculous, but at the same time they are totally entitled to it.
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    @CptFox maybe you could cash some days out and have some unpaid leave after New year
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    sounds like "no work December"
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    Cashing out on unused leaves. +1 on wanting that.
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    @iamai you have to have a good salary for the money to be worth more than those vacation days
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    @electrineer 🤔 good point. I'd like to take a leave but somehow the thought of having to find and teach backups and getting back to more work seems more daunting. And Covid has dampened ideas to go anywhere. If I keep putting it off, might as well cash on it somehow.
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    It’s a good countermeasure to managers which “just want to get thing done quickly” and “well, just take your days next year”

    Obviously that’ll continue next year again and people won’t rest.
    I like it.
    We could “officially have a hardship”-mail to take a handful of days to the next year to take off first week of jan.
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